Students combine academic study with practical, applied experience through internships. You will find an English department intern in a number of settings: from publications and communications to government agencies to museums to private industry. Sometimes internships are an integrated mode of learning embedded in programs. Students may earn from 1-3 credits of English 498. One credit hour per two hours per week is the formula. Thus, two credits=four hours/week, three credits=six hours/week. (No more than 3 total credits [toward the degree] can be earned.) Talk to faculty about their ideas for internships. Our Internships Coordinator offers assistance to students who wish to apply for internships.
English Department internships serve to give students valuable experience relevant to their education and career plans and to link the university to the community at large. Typically, internships are in writing, education, or editing/publishing. They are generally advertised via the English department website. Students contact the Internships Coordinator directly (usually via e-mail) and may be referred to prospective employers. Students are also interviewed by the Coordinator who will discuss the English Department's internships responsibilities and obligations. Faculty may also refer students to the Coordinator or propose an internship.
Interns May Also
- Work at the Nevada State Archives
- Work on making texts accessible to the visually or hearing impaired
- Write newsletters
- Sit on editorial boards
- Learn and use various computer and desktop publishing programs
- Write press releases
- Write articles for newspapers and magazines
- Write articles for an alumni journal
- Work in public relations
Internships for credit available to qualified junior and senior undergraduate English majors and minors. See a list of available positions here. Contact English Department Internship Coordinator Gailmarie Pahmeier for more information.